Want to make some
Announcing the First of the Spring 2010
ELS Roundtable Tuesdays!
The first 12 students to RSVP for each
Roundtable will receive a free lunch featuring a government
agency, non-profit, or law firm!
How it works: RSVP
to Jennifer Schaffer at firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating the roundtable(s)
that you wish to attend. Then, show up in room 355 to enjoy
free lunch with an environmental practitioner, courtesy of
ELS. The lunch is informal. If you have questions for our
guest, feel free to ask them. If not, just come eat and make
Please note that there
is a 12 student maximum (excluding the ELS organizer), so
you must RSVP for the roundtable and be put on the guest list.
If you are scheduled to attend, but cannot make it, please
notify Jennifer as soon as possible.
Lunch with a Professional Lobbyist for Sierra
February 16 from 12:00-1:00pm (room to be
announced before the day of the event).
Meet Jack Darin, the
Director of the Sierra Club's Illinois Chapter. Mr.
Darin is a U of I-Urbana grad, and has been working with the
Sierra Club as Director since 1992. He works with
citizens, volunteers, politicians and industry to promote
clean energy policy, clean up pollution, and free up green
space. Part of his work includes lobbying in Congress,
and campaigning for environmental advocates during
elections. Mr. Darin was recently appointed to the
Obama-Biden Transition, Energy and Natural
Resources Team as an advisor to the EPA, and currently sits on
the Chicago 2016 Environment Advisory Council.
ELS Organizer: Melissa
Lunch with Shedd's
Robinette of Shedd Aquarium
Can't make this
event? Don't worry. We will be having four more Roundtables
this semester. Look to the record for announcements in the
Lobby Day with Sierra Club!
ELS is mobilizing a group
of students to accompany Sierra Club on Lobby Day. ELS
members who attended Lobby Day last year said it was a unique
experience that they really enjoyed.
This year, Lobby Day will be
on Wednesday, March 10th and Thursday, March
3/10: 4:00pm -7:00pm - Amtrak or drive to
3/10: 7:00pm and after - Dinner and
briefing at the hotel. Jen (the organizer) and Jack
Darin (the head of the Sierra's Chicago office and
professional lobbyist) will give a presentation on how to
lobby, brief you on 3-5 issues, and divide us into
groups of 3-4 based on constituency
3/11: 7:30am -
9:00am - Breakfast, meet
politicians, discuss bills
3/11: 9:00am - 1:00pm - Hit the floor. We
will visit the Capital and Federal Buildings, trying
to speak with congressman before lunch
3/11: 12:00pm - 1:00pm - Over 100 organizations,
including Sierra Club, will attend lunch together
3/11: 1:00pm - 3:00pm - Calling congressman
out of session to discuss bills between votes
3:00pm - 4:00pm - Final recap
ELS is working with SBA to provide funding for the event.
Depending on interest, we may also hold an ELS fundraiser to
We anticipate the cost to members will be between
$20 -$45, depending on interest and fundraising - a
bargain, when you consider the actual cost (below).
For $70, Sierra Club will offer a shared hotel room,
$115 for a single room. Dinner,
breakfast, and lunch are included. Amtrak tickets
are $18+tax each way. However, many ELS Members have offered
to car pool.
Cost/person: $70 (hotel, meals) + $40 (Amtrak - no
carpool) = $110.
2009-2010 T-Shirt Design Contest!
Submission Deadline: Noon on
March 12, 2010
First Prize: $50 Gift
Certificate to Publican Restaurant and YOUR design on this
contest is open to ALL
currently-enrolled Chicago-Kent students. This is the perfect
opportunity to show off your creative side and your design
skills! You could
even win a fabulous prize in the process!
print: The winning design will be creative,
the Chicago-Kent Environmental Law Society in some
are welcome to select their own imagery. A
of shirts and ink is available for use in the design.
designs must be original. No copyrighted designs
, logos, or slogans may be submitted. Team submissions are fine, but only one
gift certificate will be awarded. All designs must be
submitted on or before the
deadline. No late submissions
will be considered.
The winning design
be selected by the ELS
Board of Directors.
For details on available ink/shirt colors, technic
requirements for file types,
the like, please email Kate Thomas at email@example.com
If you have any questions about ELS,
please feel free to email Jennifer Schaffer
(ELS secretary) at firstname.lastname@example.org or
check out our web page at